This product is a 16 page PowerPoint presentation including text, pictures, and maps. You will also receive a 2 page student guide with blanks! I used this PowerPoint and study guide to discuss many major topics of the Cold War with my class. My 5th graders LOVE following along with PowerPoints full of pictures and information. It makes them feel like older students!
This is intended as an intro to the Cold War in simple, accessible terms for 5th grade (or similar age) students. You will use this to look at the Cold War as a whole and then break it down into smaller skirmishes. The topics include:
• Red Scare
• Korean War
• Arms Race
• Fallout Shelters
• The Cuban Missile Crisis
• Berlin Wall
• Vietnam War
• Space Race
How to use this product:
1. Make a copy of the student guide for each student. I had my kiddos glue this into their interactive notebooks. If not, punch holes in it for their binders.
2. Go through the PowerPoint with students, filling in stories and examples to fit your social studies curriculum. As you talk, students can fill in the blanks on their student guides, ask questions, and add to the discussion.
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